Alaska is Rising Star in the Cruise Industry

 

The Cruise Line International Association came up with a report this week indicating an increasingly notable trend of more popularity of Cruises to Alaska. For sure  over 4.8-million cruise guests and passengers were in Alaska in 2011, spending in excess $500 million or about $104 per person. This is indeed very good news for the Economy not only for Alaska and the Cruising industry but also for spending trends in Lesiure meaning that the American Citizen is spending more on US based Tourism and Travel.This behaviour is pivotal to the U.S. economy in creating jobs and positively impacting the residents of all 50 states through direct and indirect spending. These findings are an indication that the Cruise industry is able to provide outstanding choice and value that echoes strongly with consumers work in beneficial ways for the US economy as well Alaska‚Äôs cruise passengers were  up 1.4 percent over 2010, creating 22,493 jobs with $962 million in annual wages. Alaska now is considered the fifth state in the nation for overall economic impact in cruising to the tune of $18.9 billion. Disney, Carnival, Princess and Holland America are just a few of cruise lines that call seasonally to Alaska. We think with this trend there will prbabably more Cruise Companies coming up with new Routes Servicing Alaska.